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City Crafter #340

Hello and good morning!
It's Tuesday andthere's a new challenge 
waiting for youat the City Crafter.Today Kirsty is our host
and she picked the theme:

"Garden Bliss"

Create a project inspired by 
things you see in the garden.


We are having Nicolette
as our Guest Designer.
You can see more of her creations on herblog.
This week we have two lovely prizes!The first prize is this lovely gift pack, offered by Kirsty herself: 

The second prize:This weeks winner will be our Guest Designer throughout January 2017. Yes you got it right:Guest Designer for a whole month! 
On to my take on this weeks' theme....Thinking of the garden at this time of the year made me think of snow .The white card base refers to snow:)

For a floral touch I added two little flowers and leafs in an mossy shade of green.

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today I made a card for the 
Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This is the photo inspiration:

My birthday card is based upon a few of the colours:

I used:Noted Scalloped A2 die collectionBirthday Cheer dieBirthday Style stampsBitty Box Basics paper padHarvest Gold inkRaspberry Fizz inkSweet Blush inkOther:Sequins & Twine form my stashBazzil Cardshoppe cardstock

Here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by!Stella

City Crafter #339

Good morning!
It's time for a new challenge
 at the City Crafter. This week Marina is our host 
and  she picked the theme:


Use a gold medium on your project 
such as ink, paint, gold leaf or a pen.
Not just gold cardstock.

We are having Lenet as our Guest Designer.
You can find more of here lovely creations on her blog.

I used some gold texture paste and
used a few bright colours of distress ink.
It reminds me of summer; at this 
moment the weather here is grey and dull:)
It's hard to see in the photos but it really is gold:

I decided to stamp the sentiment in a matching shade.The result is a card with a "warm" look:

Are you looking for more inspiration? Onour blogyou'll find more projects from Lenet and the other team members.

Thanks for stopping by!



Bazzil Cardshoppe Marshmallow
Ranger watercolour cardstock


Distress Ink Spun Sugar,

It is the season...

To catch a nasty cold so I caught one.  It made me shiver, feverish, coughing and on top of that a nose that I covered with tissues for the last five days. It has been a great week....NOT.  It's not a severe illness but enough to keep me away from doing my daily routine, crafting and blogging. (sorry if I have not been around)
Today I feel a bit better and I want to share my card for the current Liftchallenge:

We're supposed to create a sort of "overlay"with the papers.
A perfect reason to create another christmas card and using up a few of my papers:

Papers are from SU; it's from a christmas collection from a few years back. I added a few wooden stars and a sentiment from PTI:

Thanks for stopping by! Stella

City Crafter #338

Hello and good morning!
It's Tuesday and there is a new challenge waiting for you at theCity Crafter.It's my turn to host and I picked the theme: 
"Beach Colors for Christmas"
I am asking you to create a Christmas project and use at least two elements from the photo. Such as the colours, anything wood related, burlap, (hemp) cord etc.


This week we are having Danielle again as our Guest Designer.
You can see more of her fab creations on her blog.Danielle was also last weeks' Guest Designer.
I am fan of her designs and use of colours.

These colours are a few of my favorites; I love all shades of blue (and green) paired up with neutrals. And a wreath is perfect for a Christmas card:

The card base is made with the noted die collection from Papertrey Ink. The wreath and sentiment are from Stampin'Up. And a bit of twine as a finishing touch:

Looking for inspiration?You can see more projects from

Lift Challenge #110

Geesh it's Thursday already! My eldest sister was here on Tuesday and left yesterday.   There is always enough to talk about, a few good laughs and enjoying each others' company.
Today I share my take on the current Liftchallenge. We're supposed to use the colour of our background in our centerpiece and use a watercolour technique:

I made a monochromatic card in a soft shade of blue; Soft Sky from SU.I used a stamp from Different Colours: added ink and spritzed my stamp with water.It adds a watercolour effect.

Patterned paper and cardstock are also from SU.And the colour is - again - Soft Sky.And a sequin as a finishing touch:

Thanks for stopping by!Stella

City Crafter #337

Hello and good morning!

It's Tuesday andthere's a new challenge at the City Crafter.Today Kirsty is our host
and she picked the theme:
"Ebony and Ivory"
Create a project that includes a piano, 
keyboard, musical notes or
 other music related items: 


This week we are having 
Danielleas our Guest Designer.

You can see more of her fab creations on her blog.Danielle is very talented and has a modern style that I love! 
My take on the theme is with muscial notes. 
I stamped them in blue ink instead of black:

I used one set and the coordinating dies fora birthday card in bright colours:

Looking for inspiration?
You can see more projects from 
the other team members and
 Danielle onour blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:Bazzil CardshoppeMarshmallow white


The bin in my craftroom is my best friend :)
Yesterday afternoon I went to my craftroom and by midnight the bin was filled to the brim and I did not have a card...Sometimes it seems that you keep on picking the wrong colour combos, the stamping isn't perfect or there is something going wrong in assembling your card.You get the feeling that nothing is working out as plannedThis morning I gave it another try.I finally came up with a colour combo that I liked.I choose - for a change - some soft muted colours for a birthday card:

The layering was a perfect training in patience:)I stamped the background and added a few - almost transparent- enamel dots.It took me a while but I am happy with the result:

Enjoy your Sunday; thanks for stopping by!Stella

Marshmallow white cardstock*Scene it Celebration & Confetti Tossdies and stamps from Papertrey Ink*Ink from Versamagic:Wheat, Pixie Dust and Aqua Mist*Enamel dots from Gossamer BlueTwine

City Crafter #336

Good morning!
It's time for a new challenge
 at the City Crafter.Marina picked the theme:
"I see a star".
Add a star or stars to your project. 


We are having Charlotte as our Guest Designer.

As much as I love stars
 I only used one teeny tiny star on my first card. 
Yes; I have two cards to share:)
The background is a piece of paper
 I brought home from Ros.
Ros offered me to practice 
with her Gansai Tambi paints. 
Back home I already used a 
piece for a card. This is
 the same design but 
 a different sentiment:

The city scape die cut is also from Ros.This was the last piece of paper of my first attempt with Gansai Tambi paints. Here is my card:

My second card has a bit of a "Nordic design".I made it last week when I visited Thea.It was a fun day and in between chatting and laughing I almost finished this card:). Back home I added an enamel dot and twine.I used one of her sentiment stamps from Altenew:

The card has a sort of Nordic design.